I finally figured out the whole "friend" thing during my last semester. (Go figure, right?)
I had a difficult time my senior year of high school with one particular friend. It was a horrible experience, but as with all bad experiences, it turned into a great learning opportunity. I truly learned what a real friend is and what a friend is not. As a result, I grew even closer with some of my BEST friends. After this recent trip, I know that the friendships I've made are not fleeting ones. They are lifelong friendships!
As I announced a couple of months ago, my best friend is getting married!!! It's so unbelievably crazy, but we are all so excited for her. (Considering none of us even have serious boyfriends, we're living vicariously through her!)
We decided to throw her a (super early... they're not getting married until the end of the year) bachelorette party! She'll obviously have a real party with her bridesmaids, but we wanted something special with just our high school friends.
It was SO much fun. I think above everything else, I realized just how much I love all of them! And I realized how great it is that we can go our separate ways (we all go/went to different universities), but get together and pick things up right where we left off.
(I couldn't open my eyes in the sun so I missed the cue to jump!)
You should have seen the hotel rooms between the eight of us girls.... Vera Bradley and Longchamp overload.
We drove over to Orlando and stayed in the Peabody. A couple of the girls got to Orlando early and decorated the room with all sorts of bachelorette things!
After spending the afternoon at the pool, we all went out to dinner at Universal.
Then we went to see Blue Man Group! I've never seen it before, but it was AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!! One of the girls got pulled up on stage and I was laughing so hard the entire time.
Do you have friends that you know you'll be friends with for the rest of your life???